ADB Briefs are based on papers or notes prepared by ADB staff and their resource persons. The series is designed to provide concise, nontechnical accounts of policy issues of topical interest, with a view to facilitating informed debate.
Youth Employment Support in Asia and the Pacific: What Works
This brief explores the challenges faced by young people in securing employment in Asia and the Pacific. It assesses the main types of support for youth employment and highlights the importance of multidimensional approaches.
Urban Sector Inclusion in the Revised Nationally Determined Contributions of Pakistan
This brief suggests guidelines to help policy makers in Pakistan develop a framework for reducing urban emissions as part of its Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement.
Waste Sector Inclusion in the Revised Nationally Determined Contributions of Pakistan
This brief highlights the potential for Pakistan to reduce its emissions by improving waste management and suggests that the country’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement include the waste sector.
Усиление услуг при подготовке к отъезду трудовых мигрантов из Таджикистана после COVID-19
В данном обзоре рассматривается, как Таджикистан может улучшить свою поддержку мигрантам перед их отъездом на работу в другие страны. Он основан на информации, полученной из Бангладеш, Индонезии, Филиппин и Шри-Ланки.
The Role of the Private Sector in Pakistan’s School Education
The role of the private sector in education in Pakistan has grown significantly in recent years. Effective private sector engagement in delivering quality education can help the government fill the education demand-supply gap and improve learning outcomes for students.
This policy brief proposes the use of social impact bonds, among other recommendations, to improve learning outcomes. Social impact bonds are financing instruments that aim to expand funding from the private and nonprofit sectors to improve education through incentives and greater accountability.
Access Challenges to Education in Pakistan
The brief discusses education sector challenges in Pakistan and offers some recommendations to address them.
A Preliminary Assessment of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
This brief discusses the potential benefits of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and provides recommendations on how to maximize the agreement’s potential.
Strengthening Predeparture Services for Labor Migrants in Tajikistan Post-COVID-19
This brief explores how Tajikistan can improve its support for migrants before they leave to work in other countries. It draws on insights from predeparture services in Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka.
Labor Mobility and Remittances in Asia and the Pacific during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic
This brief outlines key trends in labor mobility and remittance flows in Asia and the Pacific and discusses policy considerations.
Disability and Social Protection in Asia
This brief looks at the current state of social protection for persons with disabilities in Asia and identifies how it can be enhanced.